Erectile dysfunction is a very common condition characterised by an inability to acquire or maintain an erection during sexual activity. Around 40% of men aged over 40 have some degree of erectile dysfunction, rising to over 70% at 70 years of age. Erectile dysfunction can also be an early indicator of other serious health conditions, so it is important to discuss any issue you have with your doctor. As well as a health check, your doctor will also discuss the numerous treatments available to you.
Premature ejaculation is one of the most common sexual health problems and affects men of
all ages. The corresponding lack of confidence can be debilitating for relationships, causing
anxiety and in some cases depression. Our doctors can discuss the options available to you,
both medical and psychological.
Low libido in men can be caused by a number of issues. Many medications can cause a loss of
libido, as can a number of hormonal problems and chronic alcohol consumption. Our doctors
will take the time to investigate any issues you may have, and discuss the treatment options
available to you.
Gardasil HPV Vaccine
Gardasil, the HPV vaccine is highly effective in providing protection against four HPV genotypes (6, 11, 16 and 18). The HPV vaccine has been shown to be most effective when a person completes the three doses of the vaccine before first sexual contact and initial exposure to HPV. Persons with persistent HPV infection are at-risk for development of HPV-associated cancers, inlcluding cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, oral cavity and oropharynx as well as Genital Warts.
Testicular Cancer Testing
Testicular cancer is one of the most common cancers found in younger men and a large majority of testicular cancers are found in the early stages. A lump on one testicle is usually the first sign of testicular cancer, as is a swollen or enlarged testicle. Our doctors will be able to examine and then refer for ultrasound or blood tests to establish if the lump is cancer, or an unrelated issue such as a variocele.
Prostate Cancer Testing
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in Australia, usually affecting older men. Prostate cancer, classified as an adenocarcinoma is caused by normal semen secreting cells that mutate in cancerous cells. Prostate cancer can metastasis and spread through the body affecting other organs. Two tests are available, a digital rectal exam, and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Australia, and our doctors can discreetly test for sexually transmitted diseases (Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Herpes Simplex, and Syphilis). If diagnosed, our doctors can explain the required treatment plan, and assess the need for any further investigations
High blood pressure is a risk factor for both heart attacks and strokes, and can cause many issues such as leg ulcers, blindness, erectile dysfunction and kidney disease. High blood pressure can be caused by diet, lack of exercise, high salt intake and smoking. Our doctors will check your blood pressure, evaluate the causes and establish a care plan with the aim of lowering you risk of complications.